This safe, artful and challenging climbing sculpture
is designed by nationally acclaimed artists and architects Tom and
Spencer Luckey of New Haven, CT. While the father/son team
created climbing structures for children's museums and childcare
centers across the country, this is their first major outdoor
installation – a colorful 24-foot work of public art that inspires
active, physical play. Climbing is necessary for children’s
physical and problem-solving skill development and The Climber takes kids to new
heights as they wriggle and stretch through an
enclosed maze of interconnected undulating platforms at various
See how The Climber
was created in this time-lapse video:
Tips for The Climber:
The Climber is designed for children ages 4 and up. Younger
children can try it if they want to and their grown-ups are
comfortable. Not all kids climb all the way to the top; some just
clamor around on the lower levels and that's fine.
If your child does have trouble getting down and becomes upset, ask
a competently climbing child to show him or her how to get down.
They're usually very happy to help.
Grown-ups are welcome to climb too!
The Climber is open in almost all kinds of weather. Its roof
provides protection from rain and hot sun. It is closed during
electrical storms and in the most severe part of the winter.
Shoes on or off - it's up to you. Clogs and flip flops are better
left on the ground. We recommend emptying pockets of cell phones and
loose change, too.